This past week has been hot and humid in Maine—unbearably so.  Most of us live in Maine to avoid this kind of weather!  The heat is smothering us and we are grumpy because everything takes too much effort.  We just want it to go away and leave us alone.  We aren’t prepared for it—we don’t have the cool, calming breeze of air-conditioners because we rarely need it.  So, we have no choice but to live with the heat and try to ignore it.  We just keep waiting for the day when we’ll wake up and it will be gone!

It reminds me of money problems.  When we haven’t prepared ourselves, the problems become hotter and heavier.  They begin to smother us and everything really does become too difficult.  We just want to stick our head in the sand and have it all go away.  We’d love to wake up some day and have it miraculously gone—just like the hot and humid weather.  Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.

So, as difficult as it is, we need to pull our head out of the sand and face our money problems head on.  Ignoring them will only fuel them.  But, like operating in heavy heat and humidity, we need to move slowly—one step at a time.  If we go too fast we’ll melt away and lose our momentum.

So when money problems begin to close in on you, remember—slow and steady wins the race—both with heat and with money.

Come on September—I know you’re just around the corner….

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